This silent home movie shows Palm Beach, Florida in 1941, prior to the United States entering WWII but well into the U-boat campaign against British shipping. On the beach you'll see the wreckage of a destroyer or escort vessel that was likely the victim of a submarine attack. Also in this footage are scenes of the liner SS Manhattan, later known as the transport USS Wakefield. On January 11 of 1941, the Manhattan ran aground 300 yards off the beach roughly ten miles outside of Palm... Topics: WWII, Palm Beach, Florida, USS Wakefield, SS Manhattan
In 1958, Pan Am Airlines inaugurated a new service to London from the USA: Flight 1000. This was the first jet airline service to Europe by Pan Am. This film commemorates that flight and the preparations which led up to it. Features a Boeing 707 aircraft which, it is noted, has a longer wing span than the entire distance of the Wright Bros. first flight. The "Jet Age" had truly arrived.This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military,... Topics: Pan Am, 707, Jet Age, Boeing Aircraft, stewardess, transatlantic, jet, passenger plane
Shows the USS George Washington (SSBN-598) on deterrent patrol somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. The nation's first ballistic missile submarine, George Washington and its sister Polaris submarines were the nation's undersea deterrent arm throughout the Cold War. Topic: U.S. Navy recruiting film.